Area 29 - Fraser River Salmon Limits

Map: Fraser River Tidal Limits

The tidal portion of the Fraser River includes:

  • Fraser River downstream of the CPR bridge at Mission to a line drawn from a fishing boundary sign near the entrance to Canoe Passage
  • then to a fishing boundary sign on Westham Island
  • then following the westerly shoreline of Westham Island and Reifel Island to Pelly Point on Reifel Island
  • then to Garry Point on Lulu Island
  • then following the westerly shoreline of that island to the most northwesterly point of Lulu Island
  • then to the most southwesterly point of Sea Island
  • then following the westerly shoreline of that island to the Iona Island Road Causeway
  • then following that causeway and continuing in a straight line in a northerly direction to a fishing boundary sign on the north shore of Iona Island
  • then in a straight line in a northerly direction to a fishing boundary sign on the mainland.
  • It also includes those waters of the Pitt River downstream of the CPR Bridge.

It is prohibited to use more than one line when sport fishing in the tidal waters of the Fraser River. While only one line per angler may be used, gear designed to catch a maximum of two fish at one time (bar rig) is permitted in this area, provided that two single barbless hooks are being used.

Salmon Limits, Openings & Closures

  • August 14, 2015 until further notice: Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 (Fraser River mouth) and tidal waters of the Fraser River closed to fishing for salmon. FN0859 2015-08-14
  • Combined daily limit for all salmon species from all waters: 4
  • Coastwide daily limit for chinook: 2
  • No retention of coho in the tidal waters of the Fraser River until mid-October.
Salmon Limits, Openings & Closures for the tidal portion of the Fraser River.
Species Min Size Daily Limit Possession Limit Annual Limit Season Gear
Pink 30 cm 0 0 N/A Aug. 14, 2015 until further notice No fishing for salmon FN0859
Chum 30 cm 0 0 N/A Aug. 14, 2015 until further notice No fishing for salmon FN0859
Chinook 30 cm 4, only 1 greater than 62 cm. 8   Aug. 29, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2015 FN0954
Coho 30 cm 0 0 N/A Aug. 14, 2015 until further notice No fishing for salmon FN0859
Sockeye 30 cm 0 0 N/A Aug. 14, 2015 until further notice No fishing for salmon FN0859